Leemon said Yayo is on federal supervised release until May, that he completed New York State parole in December on gun-possession charges and that no one has formally contacted him about speaking to the rapper about the murder.The lawyer said he preemptively informed the DA's office that he was representing Yayo after reading stories about the shooting in the press.According to a witness who requested anonymity, Yayo was present on the set of the shoot for before shots were fired and Israel Ramirez, a member of Rhymes' security staff, was killed by a single bullet to the chest (see "Police Want To Question Busta Rhymes About Fatal Shooting At Video Set").
The rapper has a five-year deal with Reebok, his own Vitamin Water flavor, launched a body spray with Right Guard, started a condom line called Magic Stick Condoms, published an autobiography, and has an acting career.
Jackson has one son, Marquise Jackson, with former girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins.
On Monday police commissioner Raymond Kelly said Rhymes is one of the witnesses police want to speak with, and Newsday reported that Yayo is also being sought for questioning.
According to Newsday, Yayo was supposed to be in the video but was ejected from the studio for unspecified reasons, and was later heard by witnesses saying that no one tells him to be quiet and that he is on parole.
He originally worked with Columbia Records, but ties were severed because of his unpopular rough and tough image.
His popularity surged in 2003 when Eminem signed him to his record label which is tied to Interscope.That same year, Jackson came out with his debut album, , which broke records by selling over 15 million copies worldwide.His singles like “In Da Club,” “Wanksta,” “Candy Shop,” and “Disco Inferno” are just a few of his solo hits, but he’s also collaborated with many other acclaimed rappers.On "Gave Em Hope," Meek accused 50 of "cosigning a rat," presumably calling him out for posing for a picture with the groundskeeper who, last June, told police he was kidnapped and pistol-whipped by Rick Ross, which ultimately caused the MMG boss to spend about a week in jail before being released on million bail. A few months later, Ross voiced his belief that the entire incident was set up by 50 Cent. 200 by selling 247,752 units in its first week of release in 2015, Meek's popularity has skyrocketed. His beef with Drake is one of the biggest rap squabbles over the last six years.